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I have a Power Mac G4 with OS 10.3.7, 1.5 GB SDRAM and Dual 1 GHz Processors. I have downloaded Windows Media Player 9 for OS X into my Applications folder and it will not work. Every time I try to stream or download a WMV file off a website, the browser freezes (I get the spinning color wheel). This happens with Netscape and Explorer. When I try to open Windows Media Player directly, its icon simply "bounces" in my dock and never fully opens. I always have to force quit the application.

Am I ever going to be able to watch WMV files on my Mac? What am I doing wrong? Every FAQ page or online forum I've gone to has told me to download Windows Media Player for Mac OSX which I've already done repeatedly with no success. Please help!

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Sounds like something is wrong with your Windows media player...

Try trashing any preferences relating to it, delete the app, reboot and then reinstall the player.

Maybe also try repairing disk permissions.

Applications->utilities->disk utility - select your drive and click repair permissions.
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Thanks for the info. I tried deleting Windows Media Player but I keep getting several warnings telling me various parts are locked. They're all listed as htm & gif files. There's only one file in the application folder and it is listed as "unlocked". How do I delete this sucker?

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If if remember correctly. Press and hold the option key and then select delete. believe that this will delete all files taht are locked with you beening prompted.

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try control clicking the app, select package contents, go through each folder and file in those contents and some will be locked.
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Okay. I was able to delete Windows Medai Player. I restarted and reinstalled version 9 for Mac OSX. I still can't get it to work. Each time I open the application, nothing happens. The Windows Media Player icon "bounces" in my dock for awhile and then stops. I can't figure it out. Any suggestions?

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Who knows where the pref files are for WMP?
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mac hd>users>your username>library>preferences>"windows media player prefs". delete that file. I know its not a .plist, but trust me, thats the file to delete. an alternative is to use mplayer or vlc to play windows media files.
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Just download vlc from versiontracker.com ... plays all types of media... so i f u cant get somthing to play on quicktime or windows media player play it with vlc and it should work... also try using a better browsert then explorer... use safari or firefox!

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